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Record Soybean, Rice Production Expected This Year in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 9/25/2014 10:35 am

According to current U.S. Agriculture Department estimates, Arkansas will set new records this year in soybean and rice production.

Arkansas Banks Continue to Outpace Peers Across District, Nation

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 1:41 pm

Arkansas banks continued to outpace its fellow banks in the Eighth District and peer banks across the country in the second quarter, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Arkansans Trim Mortgage, Credit Card Debt, Add More Auto Loans

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 12:47 pm

Following the national trend, Arkansans lowered their mortgage and credit card debts while auto loans continued to rise in the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Home Prices, Building Permits Down in Q2 for Most Arkansas MSAs

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 11:35 am

The residential market was down in Arkansas and across the country in the second quarter, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Manufacturing Sees 'Marked' Employment Growth

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 8:00 am

The manufacturing sector saw considerable growth in Arkansas in the second quarter, up 1.4 percent from a year ago, while transportation saw a slight increase, 0.1 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 3:27 pm

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report.

Burgundy Book: Little Rock Zone's Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Great Recession

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 2:11 pm

The Little Rock Zone's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the Great Recession, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Books.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Fed Industry Councils Play Key Role (Mark A. Bentley Commentary)

by Mark A. Bentley 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Last year I was invited to become a member of one of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ four industry councils. The councils are made up of business leaders in four key industry sectors: real estate, agribusiness, health care and transportation. I have the privilege of representing the commercial real estate industry in Arkansas.

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 1:30 pm

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.

Fed Survey of Arkansas Shows 'Modest Optimism' About 2014 Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2013 2:26 pm

A November survey of business contacts in 62 Arkansas counties shows "modest optimism" about the strength of the economy in 2014, according to a regular report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Still Digging Out (William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth Commentary)

by William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Although aggregate current-dollar household net worth reached an all-time peak at the end of the first quarter of 2013, the average level of household wealth adjusted both for inflation and population growth remained significantly below its highest point ever, which was reached at the end of the first quarter of 2007.

St. Louis Federal Reserve Releases Archived Materials

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2013 12:00 am

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released more archived material, making the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research the largest digital collection of Federal Reserve historical materials.

Average U.S. Household Wealth Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2013 12:00 am

Average household wealth in the U.S. dropped 15 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median household wealth declined 39 percent.

U.S. Personal Debt Shows Declines in Major Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in its January 2013 “Page One Economics Newsletter,” addresses government debt in the context of personal and household spending.

St. Louis Federal Reserve Launches Podcast Series

by Gwen Moritz 1/14/2013 12:00 am

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ community development department has launched an audio podcast series aimed at using real-world examples to address community development challenges in the Eighth District.